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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
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Hi-rise city skyscraper with green credentials.
Location: 110 Bishopsgate
Description: Heron Tower is a city-based skyscraper designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox architects and standing at 46 floors or 230 metres tall including its 28 metre mast. It's now the tallest building in the City of London and the third tallest building in London as a whole, after 1 Canada Square in Canary Wharf and the Shard London Bridge.
Heron Tower features a reception area incorporating a 70,000 litre aquarium with a shark and 1,300 other fish.
It has green credentials too with photovoltaic cells used to generate renewable energy, allowing it to achieve a BREEAM rating of 'Excellent'.
There will also be a spectacular restaurant and sky bar open to the public on the top 3 floors.